By Bruce Baar, MS, ND
Cola Syrup is still used today as a home remedy for mild nausea and stomach distress. I have used it myself and I find it to be a pleasant, safe and a fast-acting remedy. The most common way to prepare Cola Syrup is to pour a small amount over cracked ice and sip it slowly every few minutes. It may also be diluted with water or sipped straight in its syrup form without ice. Because many health care practitioners are suggesting the avoidance of carbonated beverages, this simple remedy is a natural choice.
Baar Products offers 2 types of Cola syrup, one made with natural cane sugar and one made with high fructose corn syrup. A change occurred many years ago when the price of sugar became very expensive and high fructose corn syrup was substituted by the big beverage companies. Because of the many customer requests for Cola Syrup made with natural cane sugar, we have introduced a caffeine-free Cane Sugar formula. Both are old-fashioned remedies and favorites that are great to have available in the home medicine chest.
Benefits and Mixtures:
· Cola syrup is excellent for relieving nausea, settling an upset stomach and calming the urge to vomit.
· This syrup is perfect as a base for occasional beverage making for those who wish to avoid carbonation.
· Most common use for nausea is to pour 1-2 tablespoons over crushed ice, sip slowly.
· Other diluted preparations include mixing 1 ounce Cola Syrup with 3-5 ounces of plain water.
Cayce recommended that Cola Syrup be used like a medicine rather than as a beverage. He advised that mixed with plain water, the syrup acted as an alkalizer for the body and cleanser for the bladder and kidneys. Here are some of Cayce’s comments:
For The Kidney:
Do take … Cola occasionally as a drink for the activity of the kidneys, but do not take it with carbonated water. Buy or have the syrup prepared and add plain water to this. Take about 1/2 oz. or 1 oz. of the syrup and add plain water. This to be taken about every other day with or without ice. This will aid in purifying the kidney activity and bladder and will be better for the body. –Cayce
Cleanse kidneys by taking pure … Cola syrup (1 oz. to an ounce and a half of plain water.) Take this for ten days – leave off five days and repeat for a month, then leave off a month and repeat. –Cayce
Keep free from ANY carbonated waters, for the carbonations cause an effluvium in the blood. To be sure, …Cola is helpful to the kidneys, but if taken, use the… -Cola syrup in plain water – and this to the body will not be very palatable. –Cayce
Kidney and Liver:
Do not take too heavy foods for this body. Never take any carbonated water, although it will be found that the syrup of …. Cola in plain water will be well for the body, for this will react with the circulation between the kidneys and the liver, and will clear off much of the poisons which will be more beneficial for the activity of the sensory system. Do that. –Cayce
Kidney and Bladder:
Do take… Cola occasionally as a drink for the activity of the kidneys, but do not take it with carbonated water. Buy or have the syrup prepared and add plain water to this. Take about 1/2 oz. or 1 oz. of the syrup and add plain water. This to be taken about every other day with or without ice. This will aid in purifying the kidney activity and bladder and will be better for the body. — Cayce
Kidney and Blood:
…Cola or the like, if it is prepared from the syrup and using plain water (not carbonated water), will be not harmful; in fact, it would be helpful for the kidneys and for the purifying of the blood flow. — Cayce
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Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, occur most often in adults over 50. They can be uncomfortable, painful and are often accompanied by itching, burning, swelling and painless bleeding. Hemorrhoids are enlarged, swollen veins found inside or around the rectum and are often a result of straining during bowel movements, increased pressure due to pregnancy, chronic constipation, strained lifting, low fiber diet, fighting the urge to “go” and lower spinal injury.
Many people can experience relief with some simple lifestyle changes such as: drinking more water, increasing fiber intake or adding moderate exercise such as walking, yoga or swimming.
Edgar Cayce gave over 100 readings for individuals with hemorrhoid conditions and advised therapies ranging from colonics, massage, spinal adjustments, stretching exercises, fume or sitz baths, topical ointments, dietary changes and a variety of digestive aids.
Cayce frequently attributed the onset of this condition to poor eliminations, high levels of toxins in the body, glandular imbalance, poor circulation and hyperacidity.
Cayce also recommended daily stretching exercises to relieve pressure in the lower abdomen area.
“a very helpful exercise… would be the bending exercise with the hands raised high above the head, bending forward to bring the hands as close to the floor as possible. Do this for two or three minutes morning and evening.” (Cayce)
“Hence if there will be morning and evening the exercise, not the stooping but the bending – raising the hands high above the head – as these are slowly raised, rising on toes, drawing IN the deep breath through the nostril – as the body is bent forward, with the fingers toward the floor, exhale through the mouth – doing this SLOWLY, consistently, for a minute or such, morning and evening – we may find conditions on the mend.” (Cayce)
“… There should be rather the slower rising upon the toes, not bouncing up but as the arms are stretched upward and the deep breath is taken these should be as rhythmic and not too jerky in their activity. These, though, tend to make for the opening of activities along the hips, the spine, the shoulders, the chest, and tend to make for the keeping of the circulation through the breathing in as raised, exhaling through the mouth as bending forward – a helpful and hopeful condition for the body, bringing into play the muscles of the shoulders, the hips. Thus we will relieve those tendencies that have been indicated that have existed in portions of the cerebrospinal system as related to the lymph circulation and flow through the head and neck. For these as the body will find will tend to make for, morning and evening, the throwing off of refuse as it were from the throat and head and the bronchial tubes. And with the exercises in the open, as recuperative forces at play and at work, will make for the more helpful and the more enlivening of the whole of the body-physical forces. The local applications for those conditions in the rectum and the activities through the sphincter centers have been indicated and these as they are used will be found to work with the exercise and with the care and attention [TIBBEX] as will or should be taken regarding the diets and the general activity.” (Cayce)
Incorporate some of these simple strategies to relieve the stress and strain of hemorrhoids. Be sure to see a medical practitioner if bleeding occurs as this can also be the sign of other medical issues.
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How does the body detox?
Your body has its own amazing internal ability to cleanse and detoxify. The primary organs involved in these critical processes are the liver, colon, lungs, skin and kidneys. They work to filter wastes, protect the body from harmful invaders and eliminate toxins. Over time, dealing with poor dietary habits, environmental pollutants, stress, medications and lack of exercise can overwhelm the body’s ability to detox and eliminate impurities impacting the digestive system, joint health, immune function, hormone balance, skin health and more.
Four Key Processes to Health
Assimilation, Elimination, Circulation and Relaxation are integral to overall health. Assimilation refers to the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. These nutrients are used by every cell in the body to nourish and repair themselves. The body’s Elimination system uses a number of different channels to rid the body of wastes. The liver, lungs, lymphatic system, blood/ circulatory system, colon, kidney and skin are vital filtering and cleansing systems. The body’s Circulatory system is the key to sustaining life for the entire body. It works to carry the rebuilding forces to the body, as well as aiding in eliminations. Relaxation is fundamental to the health of the body’s nervous system. You may be familiar with the phrases: “thoughts are things” and “mind is the builder”. Harnessing the mind-body connection is a powerful tool for health.
Helpful Hints for Detoxifying, Naturally
1. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
The body is composed of almost 70% water. It is needed by every cell in our body to function properly. It lubricates joints, aids the body’s eliminations, supports healthy kidney functions, improves skin complexion, boosts the immune system, and improves energy levels.
2. Breathing Exercises
Slow, deliberate, deep breathing has wonderful benefits. It calms and relaxes both the body and mind, helping the lungs to release carbon dioxide as well as ease pain, enhance lymphatic flow and improve digestion.
3. Stretching Exercises
There are many styles of stretching, including static, yoga and pilates. Stretching exercises can help improve circulation, improve posture putting lease stress on our internal organs, ease muscle tension resulting in greater flexibility, support healthy nerve function for better relaxation and improve lymphatic drainage for stronger immune function. Try Peter Van Damn’s “Exercise for All” DVD for 15 minutes daily.
4. Take a Daily Walk
This simple practice exercises the heart, improves circulation and increases oxygen intake. It’s also a great stress reducer.
5. Natural Laxatives
While laxatives can relieve occasional constipation, they are generally not recommended for long term use. But when you need one, a laxative can bring fast relief. Laxatives have different modes of action, some adding bulk fiber and others helping with motility/bowel movement. Sulflax, Senna, Fletcher’s Castoria, Inner Clean, Baar’s Organic Olive Oil and Fig Syrup offer natural choices.*
6. Sauna or Sweat Baths
Get ready to sweat. Taking a sauna can mimic the benefits of mild exercise. It can improve blood flow, help the body get rid of stored toxins (detox), strengthen the immune system and improve skin health.*
7. Castor Oil Pack
The external use of this ancient oil is enhanced through the application of a pack. Castor Oil applied to wool or cotton flannel and placed over the abdomen helps focus the benefits of this therapeutic oil over the organs of assimilation and elimination, stimulating the gallbladder, spleen, immune and lymphatic systems as well as digestive organs. Adding mild heat from a heating pad helps to further concentrate the oil’s absorption.
8. Herbal Tonics
Formulated to help restore, detox, tone and invigorate various systems in the body, an herbal tonic is prepared from a specific blend of plants, known as herbs. These herbal tonics (from the Cayce Readings) use select herbs to support health and promote well-being. New Seasons™ Tonic 545, Optikade™ Vibratonic™ 3810, Herbal Tonic 208, De-Tense™, Respicol® and Herbal Tonic 636 are just a few of the formulations that help the body’s natural detoxification, assimilation and elimination processes.*
* As with any program, before you start check with your physician if you are on medications or have an existing health condition.
Don’t just make a resolution, create a lifestyle change. Incorporate the habits that support your physical, mental and spiritual health and experience a stronger, more joyful and healthier you.
Nature makes us hungry so we will have the desire to eat. Our bodies take care of the rest of the process through digestion, assuming we choose the proper foods. Sometimes, the food we eat is not digested properly which may result in improper absorption of nutrients through the bloodstream. The results of that can be upsetting short term and unhealthy long term. You can end up with constipation, indigestion, acid stomach or reflux, nausea and bloating in the short term. Over time it can have a damaging impact on all the organs of your body including the brain, the thyroid, the liver and even the nervous system. Science tells us that improper nutrition can cause a host of problems from our hair and skin all the way down to our toenails.
When your body digests the appropriate food and you eat properly, you will find that your body will respond and absorb the needed nutrients and use these nutrients efficiently. Here are 10 proven tips to improve your digestion:
1. Chew your Food at Least 4 to 20 Times
Don’t bolt your food down. When you chew your food properly your saliva interacts with the foods you are eating and starts the digestion process. There are enzymes in your saliva that start to break down your food. Your saliva will also enhance the proper taste of your food.
2. Don’t Eat When you are Upset
Wait at least 30 minutes after being angry or emotionally upset, irritated or stressed. Proper digestion occurs best when the body is not spending energy and resources doing something else.
3. Eat your Meals Close to the Same Time Every Day
This is a tough one for many of us because life gives us busy schedules. We may eat at our desks at work, ignore certain meals or get home late. The body will respond much better if it is conditioned to be ready to eat.
4. Avoid Deep Fried Foods
Foods that are deep fried taste great but they are significantly changed by the process. The deep fryer produces free radicals in the fats and grease which move through your blood and lymph system. Also, acrylamide is a questionably damaging chemical that is found in fried foods.
5. Avoid Using Cream or Milk in your Coffee
The body has a difficult time digesting this combination. There are indications it interferes with the gastric flow preventing proper digestion. Instead, try sweetening your coffee with Virgin Coconut Oil. Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally trans-fatty acid free and high in medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Although these MCTs are considered saturated fats, they are not digested like longer-chain saturated fats. MCTs are digested by saliva and gastric juices, and are absorbed directly from the intestines into the portal vein, where they’re delivered to the liver and burned as fuel for instant energy needs. Very little is ever stored as fat.
6. Avoid Taking Orange Juice and Cereal at the Same Meal
Citric juices like orange juice, grapefruit and lemon juice interfere with the proper digestion of cereals and grains.
7. Balance your Above and Below Ground Vegetables
When eating vegetables gear towards balancing the number of above ground like spinach, celery, lettuce with below ground vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and onions. Optimum would be 3 above ground to each below ground vegetable. This will help balance the nutrients and enzymes in your meal and will help you feel nourished.
Gelatin when combined or taken with vegetables can benefit digestion and the assimilation of the nutrients in the vegetables. This can be accomplished by sprinkling a small amount of gelatin powder on your vegetables or having a little Jell-O as a dessert.
9. Eat your Meals Slowly for Better Digestion
Take your time while you are eating and enjoy the taste, textures and colors. Avoid being rushed to finish your meal. Proper chewing will help, but you want to focus attention to the task at hand. Many societies have special prayers before their meals giving thanks for the sustenance provided. Taking a moment to picture the beneficial effects your body and mind will receive from this meal has been shown to have a positive influence.
10. Limit the Size of your Meal
Studies show that eating less, that is, not overeating, prolongs life. Huge meals are hard to digest, assimilate and eliminate. If you do happen to occasionally overeat, consider taking Super Digestive Enzymes Capsules with your meal to help break down proteins, starches, fiber and fats.
Everyone’s body is different and there are foods that your particular system may have difficulty digesting and assimilating. Paying attention to how our body reacts to foods can be very helpful in making sure we get optimal nutrition through healthy digestion. It’s a lifelong process but worth the effort.
Bruce Baar, MS, ND | © Baar Products, Inc., 2015
Many facial cleansers contain ingredients that can dry and irritate skin, making them too harsh for delicate, sensitive or acne-prone skin. Selecting the best cleanser may be easier than you think. Surprisingly, many plant-based oils offer a simple yet effective way to cleanse while hydrating and nourishing skin.
The antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Olive, Almond, and Castor oils and Witch Hazel make them a perfect choice to naturally balance skin pH, repair dry, flaky skin and restore a radiant, healthy glow. Nutrient-rich and deeply moisturizing, these oils bind to impurities and dissolve them without drying the skin. Not only do they lubricate skin, they also protect and renew skin health.
Blending in a drop or 2 of your favorite essential oil, like Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint or Rosewater Blend, can add another dimension to your facial cleansing oil formula. These essential oils have astringent and antibacterial properties that work to minimize excess sebum, reduce redness and balance skin tone.
Here are some suggestions for formulating your own combination of oils for a personalized facial cleanser. These ratios may be adjusted depending upon your skin type. Typically, if you have dry skin, prepare a formula of 1/3 Castor Oil to 2/3 Almond or Olive oils. If your skin is Oily, use a ratio of 2/3 Castor Oil to 1/3 Almond or Olive Oil. Add a drop or 2 of essential oil and watch your complexion glow.
How to use your Personalized Facial Skin Cleanser:
1.Mix your oils together thoroughly.
2. Pour a small amount of the oil mixture to fill the palm of your hand.
3. Rub hands together then rub into face, making sure to massage for a few minutes, allowing the mixture to penetrate the pores.
4. Dampen a washcloth with hot water, making sure to ring out excess water.
5. Place dampened, warmed cloth over your face. This will cause a steaming effect. Let the warmed cloth lay over the face for several minutes.
6. After several minutes, use the same cloth to wipe off the excess oil.
7. Pat face with a dry cloth and voila!
Clean, nourish and moisturize at the same time! Pampering your skin with these organic and cold-pressed oils will keep your skin looking radiantly ageless. Create the special formula that works for you.
© Baar Products, Inc., 2015